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FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute tracking aggregations of redfish

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) has created text notification system to track red tide effect on adult red drum. Large red drum (also known as redfish) form spawning aggregations of several thousand fish in coastal waters during September-November each year. FWC biologists need your help in documenting where these aggregations are occurring on Florida’s Gulf Coast and reporting any large red drum that are observed dead from now through the end of November. If you spot either adult...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 27

Fishing is good Bay: Fall bite is on! Lots of redfish being caught, trout, flounder, and a few mango snapper! River: River finally down. Catfish being caught Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 19

Fishing is good Bay: Lots of redfish being caught, along with a few trout reports, flounder and black drum River: River finally down. Catfish being caught Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. –...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 7

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, redfish, and a lot of mullet. Bay fishing coming back in line. River a bit high. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 29

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, mixed bag of redfish slot side and bigger, good size trout, black tip sharks, and a few mangrove snapper. Offshore: All kinds of fish being caught if you can get out there. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport,...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 16

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, mixed bag of redfish and a few trout biting. Offshore: All kinds of fish being caught if you can get out there. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 8

Fishing is good Bay: Scattered trout reports, some big rod breaking redfish being caught. Offshore: All kinds of fish being caught if you can get out there. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m....

Gulf County Bay Scallop Season Aug. 17 – Sept. 30

The 2018 scallop season will be open August 17 to September 30, 2018. This season opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. All other regulations apply, including a daily bag limit of 2 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person, with a maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay...

FWC hosting workshop on shore based shark fishing in Panama City Aug. 6

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on future management of the shore-based shark fishery. Share your input by attending a workshop in person or by sending the comments online at MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComment The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. at Gulf Coast State College, The Russell C. Holley and Herbert P. Holley Language and Literature Building, Sarzin Lecture Hall, 5230 West US Highway 98, Panama City....

Walton County fishing report for July 25

Fishing is good Bay: Trout, redfish, black drum, jack crevalle, and even a few tarpon. Inshore: Cobia and all kinds. River: Catfish, shellcracker, bass. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m....

Brandy Foley (R) of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is standing with Dalton Taylor, the grand prize winner of a new Tracker Marine Jon Boat and trolling motor.

Annual Kids Catfish tournament another one for the books

Another great Kids Catfish tournament is in the books. Treylermade Tournament hosted 46 entries into the tournament at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant July 21, 2018. The tournament benefited ‘Backpacks of Love’ and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Grasses in Classes. Kids fished in hardhead and sailcat divisions with the Hardhead Division total weight of three hardhead catfish. The top prize was a Jon boat by Tracker Marine with trolling motor, safety gear, and accessories, with 2nd – 5th places receiving prizes and medals....

Free women’s and adult saltwater fishing clinics in Panama City Beach July 28, 29

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on July 28 and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic on July 29, both in Panama City Beach. The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane. Advance registration is required. To register, go to MyFWC.com, click on “Calendar” and select “Fishing Clinics – Adult and Women’s” from the drop-down menu “All Categories.” If you...